Two black women in pink and blue dresses stand at the foreground. One woman holds her hand over a smaller figure sitting in a chair. Green rings extend from her hand

Ronald Hall, Madams of The Black Ether (2023). Acrylic on Linen. 60 x 82 in.

As an artist, I am deeply inspired by African American history and the rich cultural traditions that have shaped it. In my work, I seek to explore the complexities and contradictions of this history, as well as the ongoing struggles and triumphs of the African American experience. In my contemporary figurative paintings, I draw upon a wide range of sources and influences, including surrealism, art history and popular culture. I use these elements to create imaginative, dreamlike compositions that speak to the enduring resilience and creative spirit of the African American community.

About Triangle

Triangle is a visual arts residency in New York founded in 1982, providing a life-changing working environment for committed artists through studio-based opportunities to experiment and create new work; shared community with other artists that lasts a lifetime; introduction of curators and other experts to the work at crucial times; cultivation of new and diverse audiences with public programs, such as open studios; and meaningful exposure to and interaction with the surrounding Brooklyn community and the wider world.